Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Do you have siblings that you never speak with?

Having siblings can be tough – you love ’em one minute, can’t stand them the next…

Do you have a sibling or siblings that you never speak with? This could be due to a fight many years ago, or a long distance or time difference separating you. Or, of course, for plenty of other reasons…

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8 days ago

Yup and don’t care. Growing up was always about the younger perfect child. And yet the younger was always in trouble with the law. I left joined the service to get away from it all. I and another service member adopted each other as brothers and it’s been that way since 83. My children even refer to him as their uncle. Don’t seem to miss at all the biological issue. Happy where I am in life.

Cheri
8 days ago

I am blessed to have very good relationships with my 3 sisters, 3 step-sisters and 2 step-brothers. They are some of my best friends.

MissouriBird
8 days ago

My younger brother has chosen to have no contact. None. I suspect it is a result of our parents’ decisions re: their estate settlement. I wish they had explained their decisions to him. But, they didn’t. Sad.

Bob Weinfurt
8 days ago

My 3 1 /2 year younger brother and I haven’t got along for 50+ years with the exception of when I have something he wants. He does that same thing to a lot of other people so I don’t feel bad about it.

KellyR
8 days ago

My brother passed 55 years ago, but I still talk with him. – and my parents as well.

Roy Davis
8 days ago

Never implies that there is some reason you aren’t talking. I have.siblings I have not talked with in years, but some of them we email occasionally. It not that we avoid each other but, with the exception of a half brother, we live a thousand or more miles apart.

Linda
8 days ago

My big brother and I speak to each other often.

Jeff Craig
8 days ago

My little brother has been my parents darling child forever. We were never that close as kids, and basically only talk at the holidays, birthdays and when we are in that part of the country (2000 miles from me). Hilariously, our parents decided to sell their ‘dream’ retirement home on the lake and moved into a new construction in a subdivision two miles from his house.

dcook
8 days ago

I like the question because I wonder how much others visit amongst siblings, sometimes simply comes down to common interest. Good job on subject matter selection, changing it up a little every now and then, and now for the heckler’s.

Don N
8 days ago

Have a grandson that is very irritating as he thinks i don’t know anything. He is always right he thinks.

DL Jenson
8 days ago

My Mom would be rolling in her grave if we didn’t get along. I would too if my kids didn’t get along. We don’t need to agree about everything but family is LOVE!

Ione Burlingame
9 days ago

My biological sister is a Christian. She is a pastor’s wife. They care nothing about integrity or love. Their church is everything to them. They were able to brainwash our parents into their Baptist cult and my brother and I were disowned for not joining in. This would have required that we move to Portland, OR. My brother has a home in Florida and I am full-time on the road. I have my own spiritual beliefs that I would have been required to denounce in order to be “lovingly” accepted into their hypocritical fold. She and her husband made off with our parent’s entire estate when they died. My brother and I have nothing to say to her and we have made a pact that she will not know anything about us or our lives. We have also cut off any family that associates with them or supports their lifestyle and religion.

Julie
9 days ago

Wish I knew what the driver is for the lack of communication from my siblings. I’d put in a lot of effort for a lot of years and finally decided to step back when it was clear they weren’t as interested in the connection as I was.

Sink Jaxon
9 days ago

My only brother (3.5 years older) is one of the biggest jerks I ever knew. We never got along growing up, and we don’t get along now. Thanks RVTravel for the therapy session!

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
8 days ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Glad you were able to vent, Sink. Have a great (and even better, now) day! 😀 —Diane

Bob M
9 days ago

While this may not have anything to do with RVing. It’s nice to know others are in the same situation. I don’t bother with two of my siblings, But watch out for a third. Even my son has changed after getting married and we don’t associate anymore. I have a cousin in Australia who has similar issues with a daughter in law. Don’t seem like the younger generation are very family orientied.

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Retired Firefighter Tom
9 days ago

My brother and I – 5 years apart – called each other on our birthdays to say “Happy Birthday” and not much else. Not the way I want it but we don’t always get what we want.

George B
9 days ago

Struggling to understand the connection to RV’ing.

Tom H.
9 days ago
Reply to  George B

As the editors have said, many times, over the years, the polls aren’t always RV related. Sometimes just human interest. Reply if you want, or skip over.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
8 days ago
Reply to  George B

People (frequently) have siblings. RVers are people. Therefore, RVers (frequently) have siblings. 😀 —Diane

Jeff Craig
8 days ago
Reply to  George B

You will understand the relation when you are looking for a place to ‘mooch-dock’. I, for one, can’t stay around most of my family for more than a few days.

Max
9 days ago

I have 2 brothers and one sister. I communicate with all of them even though we don’t talk often. I find that I talk (and visit) my sister the most. She and I have much more in common than either of my brothers and we live fairly close (190 miles versus 700 and 1920 miles). Love all of them and wish I could see them more!

kat
9 days ago

i’m one of 10 and we all speak with each other and enjoy speaking with each other as well as harassing the living daylights out of each other!

Don
9 days ago

I have 3 brothers and we have always communicated well. Two of them have always lived within a few miles of our home town. The third spent 20 years in the military and then move back it within 40 miles of home. I spent 10 years in the military, but my work always keep me out of state. Over the last 20 years I have gotten closer to all of them then ever before and I am probably closer to each one of them then they are to each other. We have been blessed that as we dealt with issues of our parents aging, we never had problems agreeing on how to handle things or dividing up the tasks that had to be done. Though I still live out of state, my wife and I enjoy spending a lot of time in my home town during the warm months and one of my brothers has a full hookup space for us near his home. I am very blessed and well aware of it.

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